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Podcast 497: Featuring Band Of Hope, Doves and Midlake

On this week’s podcast, the intrepid trio of Tom Crook, Paul Whitty and Ben Smith travel to the Lake District to perform at Kendal Calling festival with the Band of Hope. All the dialogue was recorded en route in the van, in service stations and then on-site in rainy tents. Artist “Track” [Album] Badly Drawn…



Podcast 484: Featuring Fontaines DC, Mammoth Penguins & Big Thief

On this week’s delayed (sorry) podcast, Tom Crook and Ben Smith return for their monthly dose of witty observations, banter and, of course, amazing new music. Artist “Track” [Album] Fontaines D.C. “Hurricane Laughter” [Dogrel] HOO “The End Is So Dark It’s Boring” [Centipede Wisdom] Mammoth Penguins “I Wanna” [There’s No Fight We Both Can’t Win]…




Podcast 464: A Christmas Special

It’s our last podcast of the year here at [edit] radio. While the music industry embarks on its traditional month-long shutdown our three wise men, Tom Crook, Ben Smith and Paul Whitty are back to deliver our (sort of) Christmas special for you to enjoy over the festive period. Keep an eye out for our annual…


Podcast 460: Featuring Beirut, Thom Yorke and Michael Nyman

On this week’s podcast, Paul Whitty and Ben Smith talk abject flute solos and find a deeper appreciation of Tom Crook’s technical skills while they talk their way through their favourite new tracks from the past few months… Artist “Track” [Album] Dan Mangan “Troubled Mind” [More or Less] Thom Yorke “Suspirium” [Suspiria] Max Cooper “Rule…



Podcast 451: Featuring Ohmme, Suede and Prefab Sprout

On this week’s podcast Tom, Paul, and Ben (and a washing machine) are reunited for their September podcast! This time they reminisce about a summer of music, talk lineup changes and share their favourite tracks this month. Artist “Track” [Album] Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway “Back Together Again (excerpt)” [Single] Teenage Fanclub “Sparky’s Dream” [Grand Prix]…


Podcast 447: Featuring Bonnie Prince Billy, Nils Frahm and The High Llamas

Recorded while eating some biscuits of uncertain provenance, Tom and Ben (Paul is on his Hols) host another great show filled with amazing new tracks and friendly commentary on the music. Artist “Track” [Album] Bonnie Prince Billy “Blueberry Jam” [Single] The Orbital “The Foldable Cities” [Monsters Exist] Spiritualized “I’m Your Man” [And Nothing Hurt] Nils…